The Marriage Bureau:True Stories From London Matchmakers

May 2, 2017
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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Before dating websites and apps searched for happily-ever-after's, singles looking for 'the one' knew that real life matchmakers could be their best chance at finding love. This goes back to the 1940's when matchmaking businesses started to pop up. Today's guest, Penrose Halson, is the author of The Marriage Bureau: The True Story of How Two Matchmakers Arranged Love in Wartime London. In 1939, with WWII looming, Heather Jenner and Mary Oliver opened a marriage bureau. From shop girls to debutantes, widowers to war veterans, clients came in search of security, social acceptance or simply love. And most found what they were looking for. Fast forward 50 years to 1992 when Penrose Halson and her husband Bill were asked to take over running the Marriage Bureau. They continued to play cupid until 2000, and are still in touch with clients who make up the Bureau’s legacy. From London, Penrose shares heartwarming stories of the quest for love. Matchmakers are still better than apps any day!

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Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman is the psychiatrist the world trusts for help coping with today's times. She is also the preeminent authority on the psychology of show biz and the psychological influence of media. A multiple Emmy award-winner, Dr. Lieberman has spent over a decade analyzing the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and host on all major media outlets. She has appeared on "Oprah", CNN, “Entertainment Tonight, “Good Morning America”, "The Today Show", “The O’Reilly Factor”, Court TV, the BBC, and numerous other high profile shows. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including those from the Writers Guild of America, City of Los Angeles and the Film Advisory Board. Dr. Carole's latest book, Coping with Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted, a psychological survival guide, has recently been released. She maintains a star-studded practice in Beverly Hills and is listed in numerous Who’s Who directories.

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